Saturday, October 14, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

So, I just came back from seeing Sufjan Stevens and labelmates My Brightest Diamond. My Brightest Diamond, I had never heard before, but provided a pleasant, although brief opening act. Sufjan Stevens, or perhaps more appropriately (being there were 15 of them) the Sufjan Stevens Orchestra, was totally fricken awesome. With how layered and complex his songs can be, I expected more people on stage than an average band, but I didn't think there would be that many. Fifteen strong, with neat uniforms that had wings attatched, and feathery masks covering their faces when first walking on stage, they entered with quite a presence. They continued on to play a great set filled with some of my favorite songs, as well as some amusing between song banter from Sufjan. If you have a chance to see them live sometime, I highly recommend it.

It was kind of like this, a video someone posted from earlier in the tour:

On another note, it appears that October is the month of concerts for me. Usually I only go to about one each month, but there are about 5 in October that I want to go to. I'll probably only end up attending three of them though, since I am trying to save some money... Up next, The Dresden Dolls.